Imperial Russia 2020 Scenic River Cruise

Explore Russia on a 15 day journey from Stalingrad (Volgograd) to Moscow on board Scenic Tsar. Cruise the mighty Volga River, enjoy guided tours and museum visits.

Scenic 2020 River Cruises
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Itinerary

Fly to Stalingrad from London Heathrow where you will be transferred to the Scenic Tsar boutique ship.

Your day begins with a guided city tour, including a visit to a truly spectacular site, the Mamayev Hill WWII memorial, with ten monuments dedicated to the Battle of Stalingrad. See the change of the guards and the Eternal Flame in the Hall of Warrior Glory.

Take a walking tour with your Cruise Director and explore further this historic city, before your ship sails out towards Saratov.

Discover the unique historic treasures of Saratov, including a visit to the Road to Space exposition dedicated to Yuri Gagarin’s early years of studies here.

Arrive in Samara, situated in the south-eastern part of Russia, at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers. Discover Samara on a guided city tour.

Ulyanovsk is known for its most famous citizen, Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Empire of Communists. Your day begins with a guided coach tour, and a visit to the Lenin memorial complex and house. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk classical gymnasium museum.

Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, and visiting the Kazan Kremlin and the Tatar village of Tugan Avylym. Later, enjoy a traditional Tatar folklore performance. Be serenaded by the soulful tune of the songs and swept up in the beauty and splendour of the Tatar dances, representing joy and the tender sadness of folklore stories.

As you cruise the mighty Volga relax and enjoy the scenery while your boutique ship sails towards the historic city of Nizhny Novgorod.

Tour this historic city, which is also referenced as the unofficial third capital of Russia, founded in 1221.You’ll have the opportunity to visit Nizhny Novgorod’s Kremlin and discover Maxim Gorky’s Museum House.

Enjoy a tour of Pylos, and learn about the rural life in Russia. Then, arrive in the historic city of Kostroma, part of the Golden Ring of Russia, and the cradle of the Romanovs.
Enrich: Take the opportunity to visit the Choreographic College of National Ballet and enjoy a musical concert in the Noble Assembly House.

Welcome to the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl. Acquaint yourself with its long and impressive history by taking an enjoyable guided tour of its most famous sights.

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided visit to the Church of St. Dmitry. Alternatively, take a guided visit to the Penny Whistle Museum.

Relax on board as you sail towards Russia’s mightiest city. Arriving after lunch, you’ll set out on an exploration that will acquaint you with such world-renowned sights as Red Square and the unusually beautiful Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Though now more accessible to travellers from around the world, these incredible icons still exude much of the enigma that has always defined them.

Your day begins with a visit to the Kremlin, the intriguing seat of the former Soviet Union. In the State Armory, you’ll see priceless weaponry, jewels, and ceremonial robes.
Enrich: Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Here you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration, with original exhibits and models relating to space technology, history and art. It’s a beautiful and out-of-this-world experience that will have you seeing stars.

Depart after breakfast this morning. Moscow is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.
Meals included: Breakfast

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
11 October 2020 £3,940 Cat BA Balcony Suite
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What's Included

  • Savings of up to £3,000 per couple plus FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers
  • Return flights from a selection of up to 10 UK airports with a choice of airlines
  • 14 nights on Russia's most luxurious boutique small ship
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks included with lunch and dinner on board your cruise
  • 41 superb meals: including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • 4 Scenic Enrich events
  • 7 Scenic Freechoice excursions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Tipping, transfers, port charges and airport taxes

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to verify all visa and passport requirements necessary for your holiday. You are responsible for obtaining independently and paying for all visas and entry documents, for meeting all health and other requirements, and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, orders, and/or requirements of the countries you will visit. You should confirm the necessary requirements for visas via the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website which can be found here

If you are unsure regarding how to obtain a visa or would like more information then please give us a call and one of our river cruising experts will be more than happy to assist.